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What you need to know about wallpapers

Wallpapers are interior decoration of wall art which are functioned to cover inner wall. Wallpapers may come in plain colors, with textures and pattern, or other prints. This may be said as the substitution of paint. Because of the variety of pattern and colors, wallpapers are gaining their popularity. Even, wallpapers had been popular since it was first manufactured way long ago in probably around 19th or 20th Century. A wallpaper room was widely associated with aristocracy where wallpaper covered rooms are used in various functional rooms such as reading room and library, boudoir and salon, bedroom and living room, music room and tea room, and even in big aristocrat bathrooms.

If it’s your first time buying wallpapers, it’s essential to know few fundamental things. First and the most important one of all is the measurement. Measure the length and width of your room’s walls so you know how long your wallpapers should be. Use tape measurer and spread it over your wall and note down the measurement. If you’re not sure of how to do it, ask for assistance from your brother, husband, or male friend. Of course you can always call the local contractor or bringing people from the shop to assist you. Wrongly measured wall will result in ineffective usage of wallpapers, you might be left with walls that are partly uncovered that requires you to buy more wallpaper or other treatment to cover the empty uncovered space. This will cost you even more and the result might not satisfy you.

To install wallpapers, you need to make sure that your wall is smooth with no gaudy bent. Cover your wall with sandpaper to make sure it has smooth surface. Cover your working table, or floor if you’re using it instead, with clean plastic tarp. Prepare yourself by making sure that you have clean hand; at least off the dust because dust will harden the sticking ability. Mark your wall with pencil so you can be sure where you’ll place your wallpapers. And a little trick is to cut your wallpaper few inches longer vertically than the actual wall, this will prevent you from unexpected length. Use paint roller to cover your wall with wallpaper glue and spread it evenly and smooth the wallpaper on the wall. Take out the excess glue with clean damp sponge and trim excess length of wallpaper. If you have no experience in wallpapering, it doesn’t matter, but you’ll want some assistance for placing wallpapers can be a little fatiguing.

If you’re removing a wallpaper, try using sponge with hot water and broad knife. These are used to soften the glue paste on the back of wallpaper. This method may be used for recently placed wallpaper. Rinse the wall afterwards with mixture of vinegar and water. You can also use wallpaper remover. Mix your wallpaper remover with three galons of very hot water, a bottle of enzyme based wallpaper remover, a quarter cup of fabric softener solvent, and two tablespoons of baking soda. You can mist this mixture to your wall and wait until the enzyme works.

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